Definitions for reignreɪn
This page provides all possible meanings and translations of the word reign
Random House Webster's College Dictionary
the period during which a sovereign occupies the throne.
royal rule or authority; sovereignty.
dominating power or influence:
the reign of law.
(v.i.)to possess or exercise sovereign power or authority; rule.
to hold the position and name of sovereign without exercising the ruling power.
to have control or influence.
to be prevalent; prevail.
Origin of reign:
1225–75; (n.) ME reine, regne < OF reigne < L rēgnum realm, reign, der. of rēx, s. rēg- king; (v.) ME reinen, regnen < OF reignier < L rēgnāre, der. of rēgnum
a period during which something or somebody is dominant or powerful
"he was helpless under the reign of his egotism"
the period during which a monarch is sovereign
"during the reign of Henry VIII"
royal authority; the dominion of a monarch
have sovereign power
"Henry VIII reigned for a long time"
predominate, dominate, rule, reign, prevail(verb)
be larger in number, quantity, power, status or importance
"Money reigns supreme here"; "Hispanics predominate in this neighborhood"
Kernerman English Learner's Dictionary
a period when sb rules a country or has great power
the reign of Queen Victoria
to rule or be very powerful
Which King reigned the longest?
The exercise of sovereign power.
England prosperred under Elizabeth's reign.
The period during which a monarch rules.
The reign of Victoria was a long one.
To exercise sovereign power, or to rule as a monarch
He reigned in an autocratic manner.
Origin: regnen < and regner, from the verb regno, and the noun regnum
royal authority; supreme power; sovereignty; rule; dominion
the territory or sphere which is reigned over; kingdom; empire; realm; dominion
the time during which a king, queen, or emperor possesses the supreme authority; as, it happened in the reign of Elizabeth
to possess or exercise sovereign power or authority; to exercise government, as a king or emperor;; to hold supreme power; to rule
hence, to be predominant; to prevail
to have superior or uncontrolled dominion; to rule
A reign is the period of a person's or dynasty's occupation of the office of monarch of a nation or of a people or of a spiritual community. In most hereditary monarchies and some elective monarchies there have been no limits on the duration of a sovereign's reign or incumbency, nor is there a term of office. Thus, a reign usually lasts until the monarch dies, unless the monarchy itself is abolished or the monarch abdicates or is deposed. In elective monarchies, there may be a fixed period of time for the duration of the monarch's tenure in office. The term of a reign can be indicated with the abbreviation "r." after a sovereign's name, such as the following:
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Spoken Corpus Frequency
Rank popularity for the word 'reign' in Spoken Corpus Frequency: #4816
Rank popularity for the word 'reign' in Nouns Frequency: #1986
Translations for reign
Kernerman English Multilingual Dictionary
to rule, as a king or queen
The king reigned (over his people) for forty years.
- يَمْلُك، يَتَوَلّى المُلكArabic
- reinarPortuguese (BR)
- فرمنروایی کردن؛ حکفرمایی کردنFarsi
- शासन करनाHindi
- vladati, gospodaritiCroatian
- ráða yfirIcelandic
- karaliauti, valdytiLithuanian
- regjere, styreNorwegian
- فرمنروایی کردن؛ حکفرمایی کردنPersian
- پاچاهى كول، حكومت كولPashto
- a domniRomanian
- regera, härskaSwedish
- saltanat sürmek, hükümdarlık etmekTurkish
- (君主)統治Chinese (Trad.)
- حکمرانی کرناUrdu
- cai trịVietnamese
- （君主）统治Chinese (Simp.)
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